Graduate Program

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy with Academic Emphasis

t-DPT with Academic Emphasis

The doctoral program is offered asynchronously 100% online with no requirements for on-campus visits.

Earn your doctoral degree on your schedule. The flexible program allows students to continue working
within their careers without missing time from work.

The Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is a post-professional degree for the licensed physical therapist. The online t-DPT program is designed for the physical therapist to advance their skills with a scientific but clinical knowledge foundation.  The graduates will receive evidence-based practice knowledge to advance their assessments, interventions and other clinically related skill sets. The program will also prepare the graduate for leadership roles and academia.  The learning outcomes for the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate is:

  • to enhance critical thinking that leads to an autonomous practitioner that can practice in a variety of clinical settings that may include direct access.
  • to develop/enhance the ability of the clinician to assess societal needs and implement appropriate changes.
  • the ability to communicate research findings and their implications on the field of physical therapy.
  • the ability to integrate the concepts of community service within the field of physical therapy.
  • the ability to provide culturally competent patient/client centered care to decrease functional limitations.

Course Curriculum


Academic Emphasis